Get Out Of The Office At Lunchtime And Visit A Birmingham Museum

| 19 February 2007

February 23 is 'Work Your Proper Hours Day' organised by the TUC. It's all about getting Britain's army of office workers away from computer screens and out into fresh air. 24 Hour Museum is pleased to present a lunchtime trail around the city.

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February 24 is 'Work Your Proper Hours Day' organised by the TUC. It's all about getting Britain's army of office workers away from computer screens and out into fresh air. To give you somewhere cultural to eat your sandwiches, 24 Hour Museum is pleased to present some easy to visit places in the centre of Birmingham.

Click on the museum title to find out more about opening hours, contact details and address.

Before you get out into the fresh air, just to remind your colleagues where you are off to, and why you are going, why not use this desk reminder, specially designed by the Work Your Proper Hours Team at the TUC?

Download the sign and print it out, fold in half and plonk it on your desk one way round whilst you're away at lunch, and simply switch it round at the end of the day to show you're off on time.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Right in the centre of the city, the BM&AG collections cover fine art and applied arts, archaeology and history. Make sure you check out the elegant Edwardian tearooms.

Shows a photograph of the exterior of the Ikon Gallery.

The Ikon Gallery. Picture © Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery

Ikon is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue situated in the refurbished neo-gothic Oozells Street School building in Brindleyplace.

Thinktank

This exciting science centre, ten minutes walk from the centre of the city, offers ten galleries of historical artefacts, modern interactives and fantastic futuristic facts.

Birmingham Library

Birmingham's Central Library frequently hosts community exhibitions and special displays of archive materials - and you might even consider getting some books out too!

shows a photograph of the back courtyard of a back to back house. There is washing hung on a line and various implements such as a wash board and barrel, bike and other period household implements.

Journey back to a 1930s courtyard at the National Trust's Back to Backs. © NTPL/Dennis Gilbert

Back to Backs

Birmingham's last surviving court of back-to-back housing reveals how people lived and worked in the 1840s, 1870s and 1930s.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

The preserved workshops and offices of Smith & Pepper offer a fascinating insight into the city's historic jewellery trade.

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

RBSA has an exciting programme of exhibitions by invited artists and artists entering open exhibitions, as well as a contemporary craft gallery and café.

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